Nepathya kick off Australia tour from Melbourne
Jul 9, 2017-
Nepali folk rock bank Nepathya, who are currently on a tour to Australia, performed at the Planet Shakers in Melbourne.
People of all ages from fresh students to established businessmen and professionals attended the gig. The show coordinated by Myagdi Overseas and organised by Melbourne based Yeti Football Club became a platform for Nepalis from all walks of life to come together.
“Our show in Melbourne, two years ago was a painful one, as we had to perform just a day after the massive earthquake that shook Nepal on 25 April 2015. Today, we are at much ease as we stand here amidst you to celebrate Nepal,” said Nepathya front man Amrit Gurung. “However, as we perform here today, many places in Nepali hills and Terai have been victims to landslides and floods caused by the monsoon. Let us all get together to help out villages back home in this time of need,” he appealed.
After singing few songs, Amrit thanked all for their continuous love and support to Nepathya for the past 25 years before singing the band’s first song ‘Aganai Bhari’ during which photos of Nepathya’s 25-year long journey was projected on the screen. “I dedicate this memory to all my friends who have contributed to the very existence of Nepathya,” said Gurung.
Nepathya front man also requested all to teach children their mother tongue so that they can communicate with their grandparents back home and stay connected to Nepal.
“As the organiser, I am proud to be part of this show and even happier to have been part of the event which brought such excitement and happiness amidst Nepali diaspora of Melbourne,” said Bam Gurung of Yeti FC.
After Melbourne, Nepathya will travel to Adelaide and then to Sydney as part of the tour.
Amrit was accompanied on stage by Dhruba Lama on drums, Suraj Kumar Thapa on Keyboards, Subin Shakya on bass, Niraj Gurung on guitar and Shanti Bahadur Rayamajhi on percussion.
Nepathya’s next stop will be at the Norwood Concert Hall in Adelaide on 15th July before concluding in Sydney on 22nd July.
Published: 09-07-2017 13:28